Tag Archives: love

Life goes on

I have a new job – one that so far, four days in, I love. The car wouldn’t start today, so now it’s in the garage and we’re managing with one car. Weather is lousy – so cold I feel … Continue reading

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Energy

Very slowly and erratically, my energy levels are increasing. Gradually, I’m more able to just potter around the house doing bits and pieces, play with my children, go out for walks now and again, think about things. I had not … Continue reading

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I Didn’t Lose Me

Previously when I’ve been on antidepressant medication, I have felt that an essential part of myself is lost. It’s very difficult to describe, but I suppose I see that part as the best of me. It’s an energy, an enthusiasm, … Continue reading

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A Ten Minute Walk in the Fresh Air

On Wednesday I had my first appointment for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Because of my work patterns, it’s more convenient for me to attend at another surgery, the other side of the Wye Valley in the Forest of Dean. Wednesday afternoon … Continue reading

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Fear

All’s going well. I’m seven weeks into my antidepressants, with very few side effects, and slowly, really slowly, my energy levels are rising. I’m still tired all the time, and not sleeping as much as I feel I need to, … Continue reading

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Tubthumping

Last week I believed I’d been depressed for most of my life. But now I’m beginning to remember times when things were good. I can remember this feeling of relief that the black noise had gone, and so I know … Continue reading

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Calling a spade a spade

I was first identifiably depressed at 14, and first diagnosed and prescribed antidepressants at 16. I’m now 41, and for all these years, I’ve been ‘a bit down’, ‘things have got on top of me’, I’ve been ‘stressed’, ‘not having … Continue reading

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